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There was a different format to our May meeting. Instead of having a speaker, we held our annual meeting.
President Christine Hutchinson opened the meeting and welcomed WI adviser Prudence Marks.
During our business meeting we heard about various county events taking place in the near future. These include darts and dominoes competitions, a car treasure hunt, 10-pin bowling and a golf challenge.
Our May lunch club will be at the Plough On The Hill at Allerdean, and we will be holding a Scone Coffee Morning on August 8.
Marilyn Martin gave a report on the group meeting, which had recently been held at Seahouses.
Judy Cowan gave details of a new item in the craft section of the Village Show, being held on September 9. This is to design a decoration to go onto tote bags. The winning design will be put on tote bags, with a view eventually to Bamburgh being a plastic bag free village.
We then held our annual meeting.
After the treasurer, secretary and president gave their respective yearly reports, there was a presentation to the monthly prize winners. Marilyn Martin came first, second was Jean Sinton, and Ann Thompson was third.
Eve Humphreys thanked the committee for all its hard work during the year.
Prudence Marks then gave her talk, during which we voted to rescind our local bylaw that only allows the president to stay in office for three years. We also discussed holding our meetings in the evening during the summer months. The president and committee stayed the same for the coming year.
Prudence also spoke of this year’s WI resolution, Mental Health Matters, which will be debated at our National Conference, being held in Cardiff in June. We voted that this resolution should be passed.
Christine thanked Prudence for attending our meeting, after which a welcome tea was in order.
Our next meeting will be held in Bamburgh Pavilion on Wednesday, June 13, at 2pm, when the speaker will be a representative from Centrepoint. All visitors and potential new members will be given a very warm welcome.